MICROSOFT: Delays February’s Batch of Security Updates. Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday came and went this week without any patches. The Redmond company’s monthly batch of security updates for its range of software, scheduled for release Tuesday, has been delayed until March, the company said, citing an unspecified “last minute issue that could impact some customers.” Find out more
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: Skeletal Government Needs Meat on Its Bones. The government, despite decades of information technology spending, still operates like a 19th century machine. Anyone coming into authority over and hoping for results from such a complex and delicately calibrated system needs to know what happens between idea and execution. Find out more
GAO: Federal Government Must Strengthen US Cybersecurity Capabilities, According to GAO. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report stating that the federal government needs to strengthen its capabilities regarding cybersecurity and protecting the privacy of personally-identifiable information. Find out more
HOW TO: Protect Your Online Privacy in the Trump Era. Despite being a heavy user of Twitter, president Trump is not supporter of the open internet or net neutrality. In 2014, he criticized the FCC for ruling in favor of net neutrality and tweeted, “Obama’s attack on the Internet is another top down power grab. Net neutrality is the Fairness Doctrine. Will target conservative media.” Find out more
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BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.